Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Forecast: Rain!

When I was loading up my car to come to Alabama I definitely forgot one little thing…..an UMBRELLA!

Here’s the radar for this morning!


It’s funny, because in Alabama they have a slightly different scale when talking about rain, for instance…

Light Shower Activity in Alabama = Arizona Monsoon
Chance of Thunderstorms in Alabama = There will DEFINITELY be a thunderstorm sometime today
Heavy Storms in Alabama = Find a safe place in your house because the tornado sirens are scheduled to go off shortly
Severe Storms in Alabama = you might as well start looking for a new house because yours ain’t going to be there no more….


Here are some pictures of the “Light Shower Activity” the other night…
Don't worry that's not hail on my new car...its just the water reflecting from the flash!

This is looking from Buck's (Chris's dad) back porch!

I know today’s post was not about space, but I have two reasons for this….1) RAIN IS AWESOME! and 2) I am going on tours on Thursday and Friday around the Marshall Space Flight Center so there will definitely be some space pictures and commentary coming!

I found out this morning that my Letter to the Editor was also published in the East Valley Tribune, which you can link to here


Or you can read the version in the Huntsville Times here

In both cases you will need to scroll down a bit!